- Check if the printer is turned on. If not, turn it on and try again.
- Check if the printer has paper. If not, put paper in the paper tray and try printing again.
- Check if the printer has a paper jam. If so, remove the paper, close the printer, and try
- Ensure that all printer cables are properly connected.
After verifying the above steps, let’s assume that your printer’s drivers/software are up-to-date, it has enough paper and ink to print, and it was printing fine yesterday. Try turning the printer off and on. Unplug the printer and plug it back in.
Check your printer’s print queue by looking for the printer icon in the system tray and double-clicking it.
The print queue shows you the status of each job as well as the general status of your printer.
The print queue is your best bet for troubleshooting printer problems. From this window, you can see your current print job and you have the option to try reprinting the print job or cancel it.
Ensure that ‘Use Printer Offline’ isn’t checked. Sometimes, printing while your printer is turned off can cause Windows to set your printer to work offline, and that can stall jobs sent later.
When all else fails, restarting your computer can sometimes solve some basic problems.